On Thursday evening, the Jordanian Ministry of Health announced the registration of the first two cases ofmutant omicron in the country.
The ministry said that the first infection belonged to a Jordanian person coming from South Africa, and he was directly quarantined in a hotel in Amman.
She also indicated that the second infection belongs to a Jordanian citizen who has not traveled outside the country recently, and was quarantined in a hotel in the capital as well, pointing out that an epidemiological investigation is currently underway to find out the details of the injury.
For its part, the National Center for Security and Crisis Management / Operations of the Corona Crisis Cell in Jordan revealed that “in light of the developments in the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom, it was decided to take more precautionary measures in the face of the arrival of mutants in Jordan, specifically Omicroneffective December 12th.
The center said that all arrivals to Jordan must perform a PCR examination before traveling (within 72 hours), register on the GATEWAY2JORDAN platform and obtain a QRcode that entitles them to board the plane, explaining that a PCR will also be conducted upon their arrival at one of the Kingdom’s airports. Children under five years of age are exempted from this decision.
With regard to the land borders, it was decided to conduct a PCR examination before entering the Kingdom (within 72 hours), to register on the GATEWAY2JORDAN platform and to obtain a QRcode before arriving at one of the border posts, where the PCR will be conducted inside the border post. Children under five years of age are exempted from this decision.
The center also indicated that the previous decision exempting those who obtained a vaccination certificate from performing a PCR examination upon their arrival in the Kingdom was canceled, and the previous decision was canceled with the exception of Jordanians who received vaccination from the PCR examination in the country of departure before coming to Jordan, for travel that does not exceed 10 days.